[linux-lvm] how to copy a snapshot, or restore snapshot without deleting it

Zdenek Kabelac zkabelac at redhat.com
Mon Jan 21 10:32:29 UTC 2019

Dne 18. 01. 19 v 1:53 Davis, Matthew napsal(a):
> Hi Zdenek,
> I assumed that LVM thin snapshots would work like git branches.
> Since git also uses diffs on the backend, and git is popular with developers, the same kind of behaviour seems reasonable to me.


There is very good reason why the git is not really a good tool for storing 
binary data...

Your use-case is 'very specific' sub-case of many different usability 
scenarios you can do with lvm2 -  so while you might see some potential 
benefit if the lvm2 would work more closely to git logic,
it would look terrible in many other situations.


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